W8 and more – Invoicing an American client from a Singapore company

Mar 24

W8 and more – Invoicing an American client from a Singapore company

Singapore and the United States do not have a double taxation avoidance agreement (DTAA) in place. This lack of DTAA between the two major trading partners is likely by design for reasons which are beyond the scope of this piece, as the USA has taxation treaties with a number of countries where bilateral trade is […]

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Invoicing an Indian client from a Singapore company – Startup FAQs

Mar 02

Invoicing an Indian client from a Singapore company – Startup FAQs

Singapore and India have had Double Taxation Avoidance Agreements since 1981, which has gone through revisions in 1994, 2005 and 2011. The latest revision to the DTAA is the third protocol, signed on 30 December 2016. Here are some commonly asked questions by Singapore companies with respect to taking advantage of the Singapore-India DTAA. Do […]

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Offshore company incorporation

Jan 12

Offshore company incorporation

Why incorporate an offshore company? For businesses looking to go global, an offshore company is a good option to take. Setting up your offshore business in known jurisdictions such as the┬áBritish Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, etc., is legal and provides a complete privacy when doing business. Apart from the confidentiality of setting up a business […]

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Startup FAQs: Articles Of Incorporation and Registered Agent for Singapore companies

Jan 09

Startup FAQs: Articles Of Incorporation and Registered Agent for Singapore companies

There are some terms used in the US and international contexts during the company incorporation process such as Articles Of Incorporation, that have a different terminology in Singapore. We clarify some of these terms below by highlighting their equivalents or the Companies Act standpoint in their regard.

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Startup FAQs – Skills Development Levy

Dec 26

Startup FAQs – Skills Development Levy

Skills Development Levy (SDL) is one of the levies on Singapore payroll for local employees and employment pass holders. Read more for detailed explanation on SDL.

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